Yoga And Inspiration

On Children

  The other day while listening to  Super Soul Sunday with Dr. Shefali, Oprah read the poem On Children by Kahlil Gibran.  This poem really spoke to me!  I believe our children are independent souls and do not have to think and behave as we do.  We can love and learn from them and nurture … Continue reading On Children

An AHA Moment

  I had a wonderful practice this morning.  As I laid down for Savasana my mind started to wander to posting here.  I was thinking that maybe I would post about setting intentions for practice, teaching and, living, for that matter.  I would share how I set my intention to be present and open to … Continue reading An AHA Moment

Put on Your Oxygen Mask First

If you've ever flown before, you've heard this statement, "In the event of an emergency and the oxygen masks drop down, please put  your mask on first before assisting children or others."  This serves as a reminder that we need to care for ourselves before we can care for others.  As women, it is part … Continue reading Put on Your Oxygen Mask First

Parent and Child Yoga Minutes

The truth of the matter is that I have reaped so many benefits from my yoga and meditation/mindfulness practice that yes, I would love for my entire family to practice on a daily basis with me.  I will say, my daughter does enjoy going to class with me when she is not hanging with her … Continue reading Parent and Child Yoga Minutes

Feel Your Feet

  Last night on my way home from work I received a phone call from my husband that he and my children were at the emergency room.  My daughter had fallen and hit her head.  They wanted to be sure she did not suffer a major concussion.  I felt my feet on the gas and … Continue reading Feel Your Feet

Spring Cleaning Week 4

It is popular in our culture to say how busy you are.   As a parent, we can feel pressured to be on every committee and sign our children up for several sports, piano lessons, art lessons and, encourage them to achieve top grades.  Now, don't get me wrong, I know there are many well … Continue reading Spring Cleaning Week 4

Spring Cleaning Week 2

Clutter can leave us feeling bogged down energetically as well as mentally.  When I have clutter, I have trouble focusing and getting things done.  I feel a sense of underlying low level anxiety and stress.  I, like many of you, do not have entire days off when I can clean and de-clutter so I'm left … Continue reading Spring Cleaning Week 2

Spring Cleaning Series

Happy Spring!  Well, maybe it's finally starting to feel a bit more Spring-like.  Spring time often brings a sense of renewal and growth.  A time to release what is not serving you.  A time to plant and grow the things that will serve you.  With the change in temperatures, we often start craving fresher, lighter … Continue reading Spring Cleaning Series

The Power of Visualization

I teach yoga to persons with disabilities where the person often has a weaker side which sometimes cannot move without assistance.  In class I often encourage them to do the pose or movement on the stronger/ dominant side first to really feel in their body how the movement feels.  I then encourage them to close … Continue reading The Power of Visualization

Hug your family

I had planned on another post but this post had to be shared.  Lately unfortunately, I've heard many stories of tragedy.  Parents losing children, unexpected loss of loved ones and those living with serious illnesses.  My Urban Zen work takes me into hospitals and hospice where I am presented with the reality that with life, … Continue reading Hug your family